Press Release Summary:
Featuring support for multi-display playback, HTML5 content, and WindowsÂ® 8.1, C-nario|Suite v3.7 combines studio quality authoring of rich dynamic and interactive content, rules-based playback scheduling and distribution, as well as playback capabilities for any canvas size and resolution. C-nario players can be used in screen saver mode, and transportation board displays flight, train, and bus schedules in real-time from local or hosted data on any size video wall.
Original Press Release:
YCD Multimedia Announces Next Generation of Its Flagship Digital Signage Platform
The new version provides powerful tools to further facilitate in-store active dialog between retailers and consumers
New York — YCD Multimedia, a global provider of smart digital signage solutions, today announced that it will launch C-nario|Suite 3.7 at ISE (Integrated Systems Europe, February 4-6, 2014 at the RAI in Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
C-nario|Suite (formerly C-nario Messenger) is YCD’s premium digital signage display, distribution and management software platform that combines studio quality authoring of rich dynamic and interactive content, rules-based playback scheduling and distribution, and better-than-broadcast quality playback in any canvas size and resolution. This latest version brings major upgrades in functionality, usability, and performance, further building upon the platform’s leading position in high quality multi-display playback.
“We are extremely excited with the new version and hope our global user base would too” said Eran Sharon, VP of Product Management, YCD Multimedia. “With clients that include the world’s leading luxury brands and fortune 500 companies, we ensured our new features meet and exceed their needs and expectations - in capabilities, image quality, and performance. For example - users have repeatedly requested HTML5 content support. With version 3.7, we believe we have one of the most capable HTML5 implementations in a digital signage product. Users can not only deploy pixel-perfect HTML5 content from the smallest tablet to the largest multi-display installation; they can fully exploit our entire framework to enable their HTML5 applications – from sequences and play logic, to metadata, real time monitoring, and control.”
HTML5 opens up exceptional opportunities for powerful visualization and interactivity. The HTML5 object offers GPU (Graphic Processing Unit) accelerated playback and pixel-perfect rendering across any number of displays (“multi-display”) or players (“multi-CPU”). Multi-touch support, built-in authentication for displaying secure content, and seamless import of Google Web Designer content round up this important feature.
C-nario|Suite 3.7 also brings Windows 8.1 support, an all-new media rendering engine with high quality H.264 content, multi-megapixel images, and native 4K support.
Starting with version 3.7, C-nario players can be used in “screen saver mode.” The moment an interactive input (such a mouse click or touch) is detected, playback is immediately interrupted, giving access to the desktop or any application (such as an interactive kiosk, website etc.). Playback is resumed after a predefined idle period.
C-nario|Suite's multistream video over IP object now adds multi-channel video and audio streams. A “redundant stream” option now automatically falls back to up to four (4) backup streams should the primary one be disrupted, ensuring reliable narrowcasting on large, critical networks.
Rounding up the new version is the suite’s updated Transportation Board, which displays flight, train and bus schedules in real time from local or hosted data on any size video wall, at pixel perfect resolution. Building upon the previous version’s robust display capabilities, the new version of the Transportation Board (version 2.0) adds tools for fully customizing the look and feel of the board with animations, video and images plus stylized text and multi-lingual support.
About YCD Multimedia
YCD Multimedia is an industry leader providing corporations and organizations worldwide with advanced digital media solutions and applications within the retail environment, as well as other industries. YCD’s flexible platforms help businesses attract clients, reinforce branding and ensure a measurable impact on their business. YCD’s end-to-end offering combines strategy, professional services and technology to increase profits, optimize product mix and enhance the customer experience. To date, the company has partnered with over 2,000 customers, including Fortune 500 corporations and some of the world’s most recognized brands, such as Burger King, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Estee Lauder, Ferrari, Cartier, and others. Founded in 1999, YCD Multimedia is headquartered in the United States with offices in the United Kingdom and Israel, and has an international network of resellers serving clients around the globe. In October 2011 YCD acquired C-nario, a global provider of digital signage software solutions. For more information, visit www.ycdmultimedia.com
Kanaan Public Relations